Justin Rose agonisingly misses out on 59 at the RBC Canadian Open

Justin Rose just needed a par on the 18th hole for the 12th round of 59 in PGA Tour history but unfortunately he made bogey. 

Justin Rose agonisingly misses out on 59 at the RBC Canadian Open
Justin Rose agonisingly misses out on 59 at the RBC Canadian Open

Justin Rose agonisingly missed out on becoming the 12th player to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour after making bogey on the par-4 18th in the final round of the RBC Canadian Open.

Standing on the final hole, Rose, 41, was bidding to become the first player in PGA Tour history to shoot a round of 59 that contained more than one bogey. 

It would have also been the first 59 with three eagles on the card, as well as the first 59 with a six that came at the par-5 9th.

Rose was also bidding to become the first European to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour. 

The 2013 US Open champion started the round at 4-under par and he ended it at 14-under par thanks to a stunning round of 10--under 60. 

It tied Rose's lowest ever round on the PGA Tour. 

But Rose will leave Canada tonight thinking what might have been. 



Rose flew out the blocks on Sunday when holing his approach shot to the par-4 1st and then birdied the par-4 2nd. 

He would par the next two holes before making birdies at the 5th and 7th to move to 5-under par for the round. 

Rose then bogeyed one of the easiest holes on the course at the par-5 9th to go out in 30 shots, and it very much appeared to derail his charge on the leaderboard. 

But the 10-time PGA Tour winner quickly ignited things thereafter with a birdie at 10 followed by an eagle at the par-5 11th. 

Rose then added further birdies at 12 and 14 to move to 9-under par for the day, before converting a six-footer at the par-5 15th for his third eagle of the round.

That moved him to 11-under par for the round, meaning he just need three pars to the house to join an elusive group of players to shoot golf's magic '59'. 

But Rose would find the greenside bunker at the rowdy par-3 16th and fail to get up and down for par, sending him back to 10-under par for the round. 

He quickly bounced back from that though when sending his approach shot to within two feet of the pin on the par-4 17th, and he would convert it to move back to 11-under par for the round. 

Needing just a par down the par-4 18th, Rose got a flyer with his approach shot from the rough and sent his ball into the grandstands at the back of the green. 

Rose took his relief but could only progress his ball to 18 feet away from the pin, and unfortunately he would narrowly miss the putt to the left. 

Still, an incredible round of 60 for Rose and one that pushed him up into the top five at the Canadian Open for his best finish of the year so far. 




Jim Furyk is the only player in PGA Tour history to shoot a round of 58, and he is also in the group of 11 players on the PGA Tour to shoot a round of 59.



  • Jim Furyk (2006 Travelers Championship)


  • Al Geiberger (1977 Memphis Classic)
  • Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational)
  • David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic)
  • Paul Goydos (2010 John Deere Classic)
  • Stuart Appleby (2010 Greenbrier Classic)
  • Jim Furyk (2013 BMW Championship)
  • Justin Thomas (2017 Sony Open in Hawaii)
  • Adam Hadwin (2017 CareerBuilder Challenge)
  • Brandt Snedeker (2018 Wyndham Championship)
  • Kevin Chappell (2019 Greenbrier)
  • Scottie Scheffler (2020 Northern Trust)

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